Articles with the tag iran

Six Arrested In Iran For Dancing To Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ On YouTube

Pharrell’s song “Happy” is beyond popular at the moment. The music video features both dancing celebrities and “regular” folks dancing around Los Angeles and that has inspired thousands of hours of covers, spoofs and copies to appear on YouTube. Someone even uploaded the hours and hours of unused footage from the creation of the video. The […]

Iranian Women Protest Mandatory Hijab Law On Facebook

Thousands of Iranian women are unveiling themselves in more ways than one. A Facebook page dedicated to giving them a space to express themselves has been put up  by an Iranian journalist based in London and thousands of Iranian women are using the platform to showcase something rarely seen in public in the theocratic nation, […]

WhatsApp Banned In Iran After New ‘American Zionist’ Ownership [Report]

WhatsApp was acquired back in February in a deal worth $19 billion, and according to a recent report, it’s banned in Iran due to alleged racism. Published this past Saturday by Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, the decision was made by the Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content. Here’s what Committee Secretary Abdolsamad Khorramabadi reportedly […]

Facebook Influences Veil-Wearing Trends In Iranian Women

The use of social media, sites like Facebook and Twitter, can sway attitudes and behaviors across vast cultures and religious groups worldwide. For example, a recent study found trends among veil-wearing Iranian women have been influenced by Facebook, as many express a liberal wiliness to post pictures sans the headdress on their profiles. There are […]

Iran Warms To Facebook – But Leadership Only

Iran’s top communications official is apparently an avid Facebook user, making comments this week that sounded an optimistic tone about social media in the restrictive country. “I have been a member and I’m pretty involved [with Facebook]. I keep posting things and I always use the comments I receive,” Mahmoud Vaezi, Minister of Communications and […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Applauded By World Leaders On Twitter

An Iran nuclear deal meant to stop the country from creating weaponized nuclear weapons is being applauded by world leaders. To celebrate the occasion leaders and their respective representatives have taken to Twitter in a show of support for the new deal. The Iran nuclear deal was announced on Saturday night by President Barack Obama, […]

Deal Reached Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

A deal has been reached over Iran’s nuclear program by the country and six major powers. The deal was reached early Sunday and announced on Twitter by several diplomats, including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who wrote: Iranian people’s vote for #moderation constructive engagement + tireless efforts by negotiating teams are to open new horizons. #IranTalks […]